The American Psychiatric Association (APA) recently moved into its new flagship office at The Wharf, 800 Main Avenue SW in Washington, D.C. The OTJ Architects-designed space will occupy 63,000 sf across the building’s 9th, 10th, and 11th floors.
Two of the more unique elements of the space are a two-story glass staircase that connects the 10th and 11th floors and a large lounge that is contiguous to the main conference room that can accommodate all 200 staff. Additionally, a glass-walled boardroom uses a state-of-the-art audio/visual system and two conjoined “eyebrow-shaped” tables that can seat up to 30 people with unobstructed sightlines.
Courtesy of OTJ Architects.
The office was designed to be modern, open, and collaborative. “We have included many collaborative spaces, as well as individual offices and expansive meeting areas,” says OTJ Associate Preeti Reddy, NCIDQ, IIDA, in a release. “The floorplan has also been designed to ensure everyone is able to enjoy the inspiring vistas of the Capitol Building, Jefferson Memorial and, of course, the Potomac River.”
OTJ designed the office to meet LEED Gold Certification standards and also incorporated WELL Building Standard strategies. The APA moved into the new space in December 2017.